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12 APIs that you as a developer will love it 💖

Are you starting a new project, learning a new technology, or building a new feature and you already have everything figured out, how you are going to implement it, what is going to do with the exception of.. the data that you are going to use?🤔

That happens so many times right? But don't worry! I got you cover! I created a list of cool, free and easy to use APIs that I like to use, that I will share with you!

(Keynotes: API stands for “Application Programming Interface,” which is a way to communicate between different software services.)

Hope you like it! 🤗



Pokemons all together

✨1. PokéAPI

Yes, I still play pokemon go when I go for a walk with my dog, so this is one of my favorites! Who else relates?
PokéAPI aims to provide a single source that has a lot of pokemon information (moves, types, abilities)!
- Needs API key: No


✨2. GIPHY

GIPHY is the world's largest GIF and video library and lets you customize a suite of powerful features. What are you waiting to bring more fun to your project? 🎡🎢🎆
- Needs API key: Yes


✨3. Open Weather

With this API, you are not allowed to not know what weather will it be tomorrow! Open Weather API collects and processes weather data from different sources such as global and local weather models, satellites, radars, and a vast network of weather stations ⛈️🥶🧊
- Needs API key: No


✨4. {JSON} Placeholder

When you need a fake API for testing and prototyping, JSON Placeholder got you cover! Also, they have a pretty good guide with examples.🔥⚙️👩‍💻
- Needs API key: No


Star Wars Chewbacca

✨5. SWAPI

Ok.. SWAPI what? SWAPI stands for "Star Wars API" and they have all the data that you need: planets, spaceships,vehicles, films and species.
- Needs API key: No


✨6. NASA

Since we are talking about stars, lets keep the theme and check the NASA API! It provides authentic data from NASA including image data gathered by NASA's Curiosity, Opportunity, and Spirit rovers on Mars! How cool is this? 🧑‍🚀🚀👽
- Needs API key: Yes


✨7. Unsplash

This is a life savier! How many times did we need to build a gallery or a landing page and we didn't know where to get awesome and quality images? Unsplash API is here for us!📸🌳🌼
- Needs API key: Yes


✨8. Dev.to

Yes, Dev.to has an API! This is pretty cool if you are building a personal website and want to display your super interesting blog posts! Choose "articles" and you can request for all articles or only yours with
curl https://dev.to/api/articles?username=yourUserName 🤯💖👀
- Needs API key: No


✨9. Breaking Bad

Are you a Breaking Bad fan and one of those who knows all the quotes? Then you must check this API. It lets you get quotes, characters, episodes, deaths... 💀🎩😎
- Needs API key: No


✨10. Random Data

Do you want to be creative and use something different on your project? Maybe a game where you get a random beer or computer? Random Data API provides you that and also mimics the hash returned by omniauth resources like github! 🐱💻🍺
- Needs API key: No


✨11. Rest Countries

Rest Countries lets you get information about countries via a RESTful API and when I mean information, is like, everything. You can also check the code on GitLab and sponsor the owner
- Needs API key: No


Rick and Morty

✨12. Rick and Morty

The Ricks Must Be Crazy! No, it's a not miniature universe inside a battery but it's pretty close! This API lets you query by episode, characters, locations.. well the difficult part will be to pick what to query
- Needs API key: No


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Liyas Thomas

This is very informative. Great collection of APIs.

If anyone like to spin up any of these RESTful APIs online - checkout Hoppscotch.io - helps to make requests directly from the browser.

GitHub logo hoppscotch / hoppscotch

👽 Open source API development ecosystem - https://hoppscotch.io

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The Coding Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ Author

Hi Liyas!
Thanks!! And thanks for the suggestion!

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Atul Prajapati

:) as expected

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Lior Nitz

Great Article! thanks!
We just launched the first ever soundscapes API for VR and you're all invited for a FREE ACCOUNT. soundscape.city
Get soundscapes by weather, time of day, environments, for menus and more!

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AquaDrehz

Interesting. When does the new musics would be added?

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Lior Nitz

we constantly expand the soundscapes we stream via the API, you can start using it now for free at soundscape.city

Cheers!

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Dedé Menezes

Awesome list Mermaid, thanks for sharing!!

If you don't mind I have a brand new suggestion that some people might like as well ;) I just released this Harry Potter API yesterday! I came to write an article about it and just stumble upon your article, life is beautiful :)
here's the link: theboywholivedapi.fun/

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Sara Palacio

Thank you for all the work!
I'm gonna use it.

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Elaine Delgado

Fantastic!!! Thanks a lot! -

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The Coding Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ Author

Wow! Love it! This is amazing! You had so much work doing this! Thanks!!

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FileX

For your 11. listing I personally prefer github.com/factbook/factbook.json - if you just need a collection of bare facts - as far as I know this repository is backed by the CIA and pretty straight forward. ✌️

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The Coding Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ Author

Didn'tDidnt know about this one! Thanks! :)

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Camille Rakotoarisoa

Great !
You can also try FakeJobs API which is an easy-to-use REST API that offers you free fictitious job offers to integrate into your test applications 😜 :

fakejobsapi.camillerakoto.fr/

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The Coding Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ Author

Hi Camille! Thanks for sharing!!

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development-vargamarcel

If you just want an interface to view your graphql endpoint.
graphboarder.netlify.app/queries

Working on it, please give feedback. Have fun

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Thomas Bnt

Hello ! For Unsplash, you need API key to request contents 😄

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The Coding Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ Author

Hi Thomas! Yes you are totally right! Great catch! My mistake :)

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Roge

I was looking for it, thank you!

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The Coding Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ Author

Thank you Roge! :)

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Lucía Calisaya

I'm interested in NASA API! Thank you for the list! :)

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The Coding Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ Author

Thank you Lucia!

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Chris Jarvis

Nice article, I didn't know about the DEV Api. I might need to add that to my site.

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The Coding Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ Author

Yes!! It's awesome and very easy to use! It's like you have your own dev inside your website. But fully style customizable :P

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Jonas Petri

Nice list! I’ve used several of these in the past and they’re all great!

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Elijah Trillionz

I had no idea dev.to has an API.
Thanks for the article, it is very well written.

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Rebecca Rosol

Awesome!

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Humberto David Esquerra

Good collection!

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Stu Bowles

Thanks!

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Mohammad Javed

Awesome list - thanks for the article.

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Aziz Kaukawala

Damn! This is so awesome! 😍 Perfect to get hands dirty on weekends! ✨

Thanks!

Happy Coding

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The Coding Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ Author

Totally Aziz! The hard part is.. which one to choose? 😃

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Aziz Kaukawala

For me, its PokeAPI for sure this weekend! 😋

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Andy Piper

There are 9 Star Wars films... wish they would update that.

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Yongchang He

Love the pictures!

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The Coding Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ Author

Thank you Yongchang!

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Enrique

A thousand thanks! I'm just training my JavaScript fetching skills, super useful to me 😀

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Kushal Magar • Edited on

Thanks for sharing this awesome list. Really helpful.

We are working on a cloud-based video editing API that allows you to manipulate videos through API requests. If anyone is interested, check us out here shotstack.io/docs/api/#shotstack :)

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LyAVALE95

This is amazing thank you, for those who wants to create or use medical ref in a project here's one API: rapidapi.com/humanapi/api/human

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Michael Richins

I hadn't heard of the Star Wars or Rick and Morty APIs. Thank you so much for this post

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Tome Karkalashev

Great Apis! Thanks for sharing!
I'd like to sharing one more API - Public APIs (api.publicapis.org/).
Hope it would be helpful. Nice!

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Martin Pagels

For the Rick and Morty API, I created an excercise, where everyone can practise their skills.
github.com/mpagels/react-and-morty

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The Coding Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ Author

That looks like an awesome idea Martin!

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xxyopen

Thank you for sharing!

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Rafael Pinto da Silva

wow! cool ;) - thanks for the suggestion!

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Front-end developer

Just a simple endpoint to get a list of inspirational quotes type.fit/api/quotes

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Hudson Atwell

Thanks, great list!

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Tygas

Ukraine war news: rapidapi.com/davidbenjaminnovotny/...

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